Complex molecules seen in space
By PAUL RINCON
Added: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Ian for the link.
Their models suggest even more complex await to be discovered, including amino acids - which are essential for life.
The results were presented at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science meeting being held in the UK.
Researchers detected the organic molecules in the star-forming region of space known as Sagittarius B2, close to the centre of our galaxy.
Large carbon-rich molecules of many different types have been seen in this cloud in the past, including alcohols, aldehydes, and acids.
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